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The Elements of Photography by Angela Faris Belt

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PREFACE

 

 

“One fact that is not in dispute is that there is a widening gulf opening up between art and commercial photography, between professors and professionals.”

—Bill Jay in Occam’s Razor

It is no new observation that throughout the history of photography its practitioners have been segregated into one of two distinct disciplines, professional or fine art practices. That this self-conscious distinction creates limitations for practitioners on both sides is evidenced by the large percentage of fine artists who attempt more or less successfully to support themselves in the professional fields and an equal percentage of professionals who ...

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